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Dr. Mark Randall Spaid

Professor of Education
Teacher Education and Social Work

Phone: 478.757.2669

Courses: Varies by semester: ISCI 2001 (Integrated life and earth sciences), SCIE 3000 (Methods for teaching elementary school sciences), SCIE 3001 (Physical sciences for teaching middle grades), SCIE 3101 Eearth / space sciences for teaching middle grades), SCIE 3201 life sciences for teaching middle grades), SCIE 3301 Integrating math and science in middle grades, EDUC 3550 Assessment for Learning in Secondary Schools), EDUC 3700 (Methods for teaching secondary biology), EDUC 3702 (Supervision of secondary biology internship), EDUC 4704 (Supervision of secondary biology student teaching), ECSE 3450 Assessment for Learning in Elementary School), MGSE 3120 Assessment for Learning in Middle School).
Education: Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Florida State University, 2002. Focus Area: Science Education
M.S. equiv, Animal Science, University of Florida, 1999. Focus Area: Bovine Reproductive Physiology
M.A., Guidance and Counseling, University of South Florida, 1991. Focus Area: Adolescence
B.S., General Agriculture, Pennsylvania State University, 1977. Focus Areas: Horticulture and Entomology
Professional Experience: Associate Professor of Education, Macon State College, 2007-2015.
Assistant Professor of Education, Tift College of Education, Mercer University, 2002–2007.
Consultant, Science Education, North Central Regional Education Laboratory, Napierville, IL, 2003.
Research Assistant, Southeast Regional Vision for Education (SERVE), 2001-2002.
Teaching Assistant, FSU Department of Curriculum and Instruction, 1999-2001.
Project Assistant, Florida State University Interactive Media Science Project, 1999-2002.
Science Teacher, Florida State University High School, Tallahassee, FL. 2000-2001
Science Teacher, Springstead High School, Spring Hill, FL, 1983-1999.
School Technology Coordinator, Springstead High School, Spring Hill, FL, 1993-1999.
Teacher Research Fellow, USDA, Sub-Tropical Agricutural Research Station, Chinsegut Hill, FL, 1996-1999.
Organizations: Graduate Program Coordinator, School of Education
Principal Investigator, Near East South Asia Virtual Science Fair Project (NVSF), 2002-present.
Principal Investigator, Global Awareness, Involvement and Action Project (GAIA).
Consultant and Instructor, Science Endorsement Online Course Curriculum Development, Middle GA Regional Education Services Agency, Macon, GA.
Awards and Honors: John Shrum Excellence in Science Education Service and SASTE Leadership Award, 2016.
Distinguished Service and President's Leadership Award, SASTE, October 2013 and October 2007.
Service and Leadership Award, NewTown Macon Executive Board, August 2010.
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, October 2007.
Finalist, Blackboard™ Greenhouse Award for NVSF eMentoring Innovation, March 2006.
Pi Lambda Theta Honor Society.
Publications: See CV

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